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>>> this is "world news." tonight, dangerous weapons. the u.s. warns the strongman of syria not to use the chemical weapons he has loaded, ready to go at an airfield. so, what will the u.s. do next? >>> made in america claims a kind of victory. apple announcing they will bring some jobs back from overseas. but is this the start of something even bigger? >>> hooked. the mom spending up to $200 a month of her virtual farm. and we'll show you other games which keep you coming back with a secret every six seconds. >>> and, the perfect gift made so easy. do you want to create this look under the christmas tree? >> oh, my god! >> scientists tonight give you the simple, amazing way to do it every time. >>> good evening. we begin with the worldwide reaction today to a dangerous move in syria. chemicals, dead lly gas loaded onto weapons near an airfield there. one drop could kill within minutes. so, world leaders are mobilizing tonight, deciding what they're going to do. and abc's senior foreign affairs correspondent martha raddatz takes us inside that story. >> reporter: today, hill
the very latest details on this story including what the u.s. plans to do should syria plan to use the chemical weapons. >> take a look at the screen. if you have this instant recliner there's a new warning out there morning about the -- this morning about the nap nanny. >>> news time now 4:4. the world is -- 4:49. the world is watching syria this morning with the fears that the country has bombs loaded with gas. it is extremely toxic. just a tiny drop can kill a person in a matter of minutes. it can trigger reaction from the u.s.. >> we have sent an unmistakable message that this would cross a red line and those responsible would be held to account. >> the syrian regime has been careful not to confirm it has those weapons. officials believe pressure on the current government is mounting. opposition forces are making gains that could eventually trigger a shift in the conflict. the u.s. state department believes the fighting is growing closer to president assad. the u.s. is looking into reports that assad's representatives are trying to find a place for him to go into exile. >>> as
, paula faris is off. >> i'm john muller in for rob nelson. >>> we begin this monday with daring u.s. military raid thaet saved the life of an american doctor held hostage in afghanistan. it cost a member of the elite s.e.a.l. team six. >> the president said he and his teammates remind us once more of the selfless service that allows our country to stay strong, safe, and free. >> leon panetta added in this fallen hero and our special operator, americans see the highest ideals of citizenship, sacrifice and service upheld. >> reporter: it happened under the cover of darkness. to rescue this man, philip jose joseph, an american doctor working for morning star development. >> it's team with lots of training on hostage rescues. until you get in there and do it, you don't know what you'll find. >> reporter: two colleagues and the doctor were returns from a medical facility when they were kidnapped. they were taken to a mountainous region close to the pakistan border. the afghan captives were released. joseph wasn't. when u.s. intelligence showed joseph's life was in imminent danger, they m
the on going fighting in the country is growing closer to the president. officials in u.s. are now looking into reports that president's assad people are looking for place for him to go into exile. >>> they were pink to awareness of breast cancer and now professional firefighters in anne arundel county are making a big donation to the cause. a check for $10,000 to the susan g. komen foundation later today. >>> chris christie will be asking for more help rebuilding his state after hurricane sandy devastated that area. he'll then head to new york. >>> chick peas and lettuce, that's all he's eating for breakfast. newark mayor booker is now into the third day of living on food stamps. now until december 12th he agreed to eat only what he could buy for $4 a day. this idea came from a twitter conversation he had with a woman. >>> people in the u.s. can now travel to cuba. president barack obama eased restrictions earlier this year but the tourists still can't come and go as they please. there are still restrictions on what they can see and what they can do. it's been put in place by the u.s. gov
on capitol hill to tpt on the september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. doctors want to monitor her medication over the next several hours. >>> and to or other major story, the looming fiscal cliff. lawmakers worked through the night to try to reach an agreement. >> without a deal, taxes are set to go up for just about every american. tahman bradley joins usy washington with more on the stalemate. >> reporter: john and paula, good morning. if there is no breakthrough today, the country will go over the cliff. talks continue but this morning, there is still no deal. >> we'll have further announcements, perhaps, at 11:00 in the morning. i certainly hope so. >> reporter: republicans and democrats negotiated all week wednesday the hope of passing legislation to protect most people from massive tax hike. >> our top priority has to be to make sure that taxes on middle class families do not go up that would hurt our economy badly. >> reporter: there was optimism over a deal over the weekend. that ended when harry reid said he could not present a counterproposal. mcconnell phoned for he
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for sanctions. some argued it victimizes children just to make a political point. she arrived in the u.s. in 1992. she is the first peab beburn in moscow to be adopted by an american family. >> it makes me feel good that i have a family here. >> reporter: americans have adopted over 60,000 russian children in the last 0 years but russian officials point to the 19 children who died after being adopted by american parents. there's the case of one who was sent back by his adoptive parent carrying a note saying he had been too difficult top handle. the law was called politically motivated. the u.s. is also asking that children who have already be bonded with their parents be allowed to ten nisht process. >>> some call this bill des tenned for hun -- a death sentence for hundreds of thousands of children in russia. >> debra mcfadden adopted a dabbled girl from russia -- disabled girl from russia when she was six. now she's a pair olympickic -- paralympic star. the type of life her mother says vladimir putins who now presented any of russia's orphans of having. >> president putin has just nail
't. spending three terrifying days in captivity. when u.s. intelligence showed joseph's life was in imminent danger, the military made its move. >> a hostage rescue mission is highly, highly dangerous and there is a risk that the hostage him or herself, would be killed. you never someone to authorize the mission. >> reporter: the mission was authorized by general john allen. he was lifted safely to bag ram air base but the victory came at the price. this morning a u.s. service member injured died of his wounds. the ultimate saf fis to save an american dr. who would vn oath wooiss been killed. >> muhammad lila with us. they get the kidnapping was a secret and the recue as well. >> the first 72 hours are critical. this is a civilian hostage. he doesn't have the survival training that a soldier does. and publicizing the kidnapping would further endanger his life. >> our thoughts are the service member's family, thank you. >>> we turn a mexican-american icon. deloved, and flying from a concert when the plane she was on disappeared mid flight. more on the search tonight. >> reporter: mexican auth
? >> reporter: hi, john, how are you? then, back in the u.s., we heard from him again. >> thank god, i'm in a place where there's some sanity. >> reporter: and finally, today, in guatemala city, a much calmer mcafee. you did not nor did any of your associates shoot him? >> for what reason? how stupid would it be? >> reporter: why don't you go to the police, talk to them, hash this all out? >> if only one-tenth of what i'm saying is true, i'm going to go in with a lawyer, things are going to be polite, they're going to say, ah, we're going to have to detain you. do you think the system of justice works in belize like it does in america? it does not. >> reporter: since his glory days in the '80s and '90s, pioneering that anti-virus sopt ware that still pops up on millions of computers, muck afee's journey has twisted and turned. in 2009, he lick by dated his assets, telling "nightline" -- >> it's been reported you are worth $100 million. >> that may have been true. >> reporter: then, he moved to belize and bought this seaside compound. but the skies darkened for him, he said, when he ref
. dock workers have been working on an expired contract. today the u.s. marry time alines and the long shoring association have agreed to a 30 day extension allowing for more time to negotiate a new deal. a major sticking point will have to be cleared up by january 28. it involves royalty payments for members based on each container they unload. >>> an early morning shootout at a new jersey police headquarters left three officers with wounds. >> how the suspect managed to get one of the officer's weapons. >> reporter: police raced to headquarters about 5:30 this morning responding to reports of gunfire. a man was brought into the station on domestic violence charges. >> the struggle occurred while the suspect was being processed. during the course of that, the suspect obtained a firearm and fired on three have our officers. right now we have one officer that was shot just below his bulletproof breast. >> i saw them throw somebody into an ambulance. this was very, very quick. the police officers jumping in the ambulance and taking off very quick. >> reporter: the two other officers were
a surprise attack on the u.s. naval base at pearl are bar in hawaii leaving more than 2,400 americans dead and drawing the u.s. into world war ii. then, president franklin roosevelt dubbed it off course, "the day which will live in infamy." the death toll is climbing in the philippines after a powerful typhoon washed away a string of villages. more than 400 people were killed and hundred of others they're still missing. the flooding was so widespread, two emergency shelters turned into death traps. >>> a new government climate report warns that flooding from future storms will likely get worse. thanks to sea levels rising faster than ever. scientists say global sea levels will rise 8 inches and 6 1/2 feet by 2100. since 1992,the levels rose half an inch. 8 million americans live in areas prone to coastal flooding. so learn how to swim everybody. >> temperature warms up. glaciers, ice caps melt. sea levels go up. >> wear a life preserver at all times. >>> here is a look at your weather now on this friday. showers in the midwest. and northeast. wet at time from the carolina coast done throug
with officials. she will take part in peace talks going on there. >>> the u.s. and maryland flags will fly at half staff. the governor issued an order in honor of pearl harbor remembrance day. they will be flown at half staff. >> some students will enjoy breakfast with some correctional officers. they will host the santa breakfast at st. james at 9:30 this morning. the school is surrounded by seven facilities. >>> little italy gets brighter tonight. the community will get together for the annual christmas tree lighting. there will be a visit from santa. lots of treats. the event starts at 7. it is free to the public. >>> the holiday season is underway. the first family lit up the national tree and the first lady took time to read twas the night before christmas for those attending the ceremony. >>> and billion is doing tall can to help needy children. it is a holiday tradition to keep them warm. city employees and students gathered at the municipal building yesterday. they decorated the tree with scarves, hats, gloves and mittens. this is the 39th year for the ceremony. >> it was to giv
, an area the size of the u.s. and mexico combined. >> melting on the greenland ice sheet is a beg concern. bah that is moving water that is currently, thawing the ice moving it into the ocean. if that continues it will have an impact on people who live in coastal regions. >> jen jer zee, abc news, new york. >>> there is a lot of folks out there think, global warming or climate change as the it is better called is a hoax or need study. look at pieces like that. and the numbers. i don't know. it is not global warming or climate change someone explain to me what it is then. that's all. >> really truly only been tracking this since 1976 i think it is. >> numbers since then are pretty alarming. >> we are talking about what, 46 years, as opposed to thousand of years. >> but imagine itch the rate of the last, 46 years lasts 1,000 years what will our planet look look if it is exists. >> dooms day. doomsday. the world is ending on december 21. >> all right. we are getting a stunning new look right now at our planet while it exists from way up in space. nasa just released these pretty spectacular i
at a u.s. military base in afghanistan. a vehicle driven by a bomber exploded at the gate of a base in the eastern part of the country on wednesday, killing three afghans. afghan nato-led forces say the bomber did not get into the base nor breach its perimeter. >>> new information this morning on a story first reported as breaking news last night. a deadly shooting we told you about this at 11:00. police say a tarrytown police officer shot a man on commerce street around 8:30 last night. officers received a call about edward becker, jr. smashing the windows of his father's truck using a hammer. when they arrived op the scene, they asked him to drop that hammer and when he didn't, they say he came within an arm's length of an officer and that's when the officer fired. the officer says he was in fear for his life. he's on leave right now pending the outcome of a routine investigation. >>> baltimore county now where police say a man is dead after a man tried to break into a store in glen burnie. police say that byron philip broke into the store and got into a fight with someone and t
plunge the u.s. back into a recession. just one possible effect of the fiscal cliff. milk prices could spike $2 or $3 a gallon, because farm programs will expire at the end of the year. some are calling that dairy cliff. live in new york, wendy gillette. >> wendy gillette in new york. thank you. >>> the country has lost one of its great warriors. tributes are pouring in this morning for retired general norman schwarzkopf. the general died yesterday in tampa after a battle with pneumonia. schwarzkopf commanded "operation desert storm" that drove iraqi forces from kuwait. in retirement, he championed causes. norman schwarzkopf was 78. >>> now, to former president george h.w. bush's condition. his chief of staff says he will be in the hospital for a while. the 41st president is recovering from a terrible case of bronchitis with a series of complications. she says that mr. bush is getting excellent medical treatment in houston. and she would ask that people put the heart back into the closet. interesting. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is planning to return to work next week. she h
, moscow. >>> we move on this evening to a terror threat from an al qaeda faction the u.s. government considers the most dangerous. they're offering tens of thousands of dollars to anyone who kills the u.s. ambassador or an american soldier in their country. here's muhammad lila. >> reporter: it's a country racked with lawlessness and now a potential new threat. the associated press first reported this video which claims to be from al qaeda's yemen branch announcing a new bounty. roughly $160,000 for the head of the american ambassador in yemen and $23,000 for any american soldier. abc hasn't verified the authenticity of the video. it was posted online separately, claiming to be part of a longer video, one that we have authenticated. the threat comes at a critical time, just four months after the american embassy was stormed in libya, killing chris stevens and three other personnel. after the attacks, security levels were raised at many american embassies around the world. >> i think the security detail won't do anything differently because they had to know the ambassador was already
' norman, schwartzcopf commanded the u.s. led international coalition that drove saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait in 19ed 1. president obama was among those praising schwartzcopf's long career as a military leader, saying in part he was a true american original who stood tall for the country and the army that he loved. norman schwartzcopf died in tampa. he was 78 years old. >>> now to former president george h.w. bush's medical condition. the chief of staff says mr. bush will likely be in the hospital for a while. the 41st president is recovering from a terrible case of bronchitis with a series of complications. he's been in intensive care since sunday, but experts say that's not a bad sign. >> it just means monitoring that needs to be more aggressive. perhaps more nursing care. >> the former president's chief of staff added that mr. bush is getting excellent medical treatment in houston and he would ask that people "put the harps back in the closet." >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is planning to return to work next week. mrs. clinton has not been seen in public in about two
immigrants facing deportation to stay in the u.s. >> in their hearts, in their minds, they are americans through and through. >> reporter: and he was rewarded on election day. hispanics made up 10% of the electorate this year. and the president won 71% of them. mr. obama had the power of the presidency, but he also had his own missteps, which kept romney in the running. >> you didn't build that. >> reporter: neither side saw a major bounce out of the convention. both may be remembered for moments that didn't come from the candidates. >> what do you mean shut up? >> the numbers don't add up. >> reporter: just as romney's campaign was hoping to hit the reset button, another major self-inflicted wound. >> the 47% that depend on government. >> reporter: pundits declared doom for the public contender. but the president didn't bring that up in the first debate, giving romney a convincing win. then a late october surprise from mother nature that put the campaign on hold. >> this morning, the perfect storm. >> reporter: and resulted in some strange political bedfellows. >> i want to thank the pr
backs that may require additional monitoring. >>> well, the man that led u.s. coalition forces has died. norman scwaroff died. he was 78 years old. >>> is your skin, dry and cracked and suffering from the heart break of of psoriasis. we will tell you about how to make your skin feel soft. >>> on the weather front, of course one storm out but a new one headed our way, a clear night in baltimore but why things will change big time by saturday morning. >>> going someplace warm in the middle of winter, can you get there? new apps to let you know if your flight is on time. we are back in sixty seconds. >>> new video of what looks like the inside of a tornado. these pictures are from a surveillance camera just outside of a walgreen's in mobile alabama, the small tornado tore through the city christmas day. you can see the debris flying in the parking lot and wind and lightning gets worse as the tornado gets closer, the winds things are knocked out as customers ran for cover. a relatively small tornado if you can call anything like that small, the weather service says it was a small ef2. wow!
governor will fill the u.s. senate seat vacated by the death of daniel inouye. he has said he'll be in d.c. today sworn today in. he says he will seek election for a full term in 2014 but a special election will be held to fill that spot until 2016. inouye was the second longest serving u.s. senator of all time. >>> toyota has agreed to set al lawsuit. you probably remember this. the automaker has agreed to pay more than a billion dollars to install new safety features to compensate owners. drivers sued toyota because floor mats were getting stuck causing their vehicles to accelerate. under the agreement toyota said that they will install a brake override system in three million vehicles. >>> all right, time now for a check of the forecast. mike is up here with us once again. you are working double time. >> sure and you may need the four wheel drive over the weekend. uh-oh. >> again? >> yeah again unfortunately. >> christmas eve. >> yeah. >> day after. >> day after. >> new year's eve. >> close. >> probably today too you said. >> ish, yes. this is -- all right it's a saturday storm to kin
congress is sworn in as for the u.s. senate, they reconvened yesterday. >> we have been swamped with the news of the fiscal cliff but locally, cliff. a law was passed five years ago to require home owners to fill out a one time application to update the data base and cut out the fraud. you can only get a credit on your main home not a rental or a second home. >> i've he been a homeowner for over 30 years so i want my money. >> everybody has gotten at least two applications mailed directly a their premise address. >> so if you or someone you know foregist by the end of the dead -- forgets by the end of the deadline you will lose out on next year's credit. >>> other top stories for you this morning. the country is mourning the loss of a decorated war hero. retired general norman schwarzkopf passed away at his home in tampa. he is known as stormin norman and the bear gained national attention in 1991 when he led operation desert storm. that was to overthrow iraqi forces out of kuwait and that's what he did. he also fought in vietnam where he earned three silver stars three bronze s
's an ultimatum. i'm angry at the u.s. for something else. let's use the children as pawns. >> reporter: mcfaden should know. not only did she adopt one of her daughters from russian, she studied in moscow, ran her own adoption agency for 20 years and her nieces and nephews were adopted from russia too. conner and jack mcfaden are fraternal twins who would have been separated. at age 16, both americanized but have a unique understanding of this new law in their native russia. >> and they seem very upset because i don't know where i'd be. the kids don't have many more chances at a life that they could love. >> reporter: or a family they can be part of. it is estimated that there are 750,000 orphans in russia, three quarters of a million kids who mcfaden says may now never know a life fulfilled. >> i'm devastated for the families. but for the children. they will grow up in an orphanage and will not know the love of a family. >> currently there are 46 russian children that have already been approved to be adopted by american families. deborah and some other organizations here in the states are
morning to you, lama. >> reporter: good morning to you, josh. this controversial new bill banning u.s. citizens from adopting russian children is igniting a firestorm among human rights activists, saying this law victimizes children to make a political point. the u.s. is the biggest destination for adopted children. some 60,000 of them have been given homes by americans since the fall of the soviet union. there's nearly 52 children in the process of being adopted by american families right now. in some cases, families who have been waiting years to complete the adoption process. this new law will block those kids from leaving russia. meaning, they will not be coming to the u.s. and given a new home. and so far, the u.s. has not responded. josh? >> thank you. amy? >> heartbreaking story, josh. >>> we have breaking weather news, though. much of the country under a blanket of snow. and sam's telling us, there's more snow on the way. >> watching this storm develop this morning, amy. good morning, everybody. 64% of the country now has the white stuff on the ground. let's look at pictures o
at times but a nice finish in baltimore. how abouta look at annapolis, the u.s. naval academy sitting on the bapgs of a pretty shop pi river with a few clouds over head. and next take tow harford county, choppy there. chillywater temperatures too. take alook at the winds north and west, five to 15, gusting stronger. we have some winds guszing to 306789 so very breeze vi scenario. -- breezy. temperatures are not exactly frigid by december standards but it will be chilly tonight. howabout some of the weather into the day tomorrow, temperatures likely to get back to the mid-50s but it's going to be a chilly start in the morning. and for points across baltimore county, mid-50s expected. sunshine will clear out after a tonight. radar trend, fairly active to the north up in pennsylvania and the north state. today it was just the fair clouds. skieswill remain clear tomorrow. limited cloud cover as we go into thursday and then clouds increase through the day and a round of rain thursday night into early friday. that's goingto help usher in some cooler air. take a look at this had, cold air po
said apple will produce a line right here in the u.s. next year. apple has been criticized over working conditions in china. >>> and the u.s. mint will end sails of coins commemorating the anniversary of the writing of the star spangled banner. they depict the battle of baltimore and they will be available until december 17th. >>> news time is 5:49. and the coast guard will remember the attack on pearl harbor. it will take place on the inner harbor. and one of the fighting ships during the attack was decommissioned 25 years ago. it is permanently docked along side pier 6 and has been on display as a memorial. now, the event today starts at noon. >>> well if you want to see how the governor lives you gate chance tomorrow. there will be a holiday open house. it will take place at the government house in annapolis. it runs from 1 to 4. >>> on sunday, jewish leaders will welcome in hanukkah. the festival of lights commemorates the rededication of the holy temple in jerusalem. it starts tomorrow but it is going to be lit in the square on sunday night. the old testament holds that the menorah
's right now a joint u.s. cay neighedan military operation -- canadian military operation that helps kids follow the flight every year so just go to norad santa.org to check him out. >>> a man in eastern connecticut designs a holiday show and he does this light display for a good cause. it draws people from all over. [ music ] ♪ [ music ] ♪ >> cars line up down the streets to see the display set to music. christopher lambert says it's all about getting people in theholiday spirit and this year he is partnering with paws for purple hearts a program that helps train service dogs for veterans coming back from war. >>> news time is 6:39. what are you waiting for? shoppers waiting until the last- minute will have a lot of company today. millions are expected to flood stores today. and shops are accommodating all procrastinators out there. plus, dreaming of a white christmas, this may change your mind. parts of the country getting socked with winter weather. we will tell you where ahead. >> and we are dry right now. but we have those clouds. i will tell you when the rain moves in and how l
them right here, "right this minute." a u.s. marine's old youtube video takes on a new, sinister feel. >> we're trained to kill. we're trained that death is okay. >> it's startling now to listen to this video. >> now that the marine is accused of gunning down his own wife. we've got the story. >>> iraq is hit by heavy flooding, but one guy is like i need to get around. what happens when push comes to shovel. >>> it's touted as a sure-fire way to stop -- >> the crying baby! >> how to pull the trick a lot of people swear by. >> yeah, that's it. that's it. >>> and a bear decides to declutter a backyard pond. >> i'm burneding wondering if h looking for salmon, like there's got to be a salmon in my. >>> my frustrations in iraq were having to watch over 50 of my friends die, having to kill people, having to kill a child who tried to kill me. i'm a marine and we're trained to kill. we're trained that death is okay. >> what we're hearing in this video is a former marine talking about experiences serving two tours in iraq as a u.s. marine and the effects that the war had on him. >> before i we
to get a lot more expensive in one u.s. city. >> yeah, you're going to find out where it's going to cost you much more to cost for just one hour of parking in 2013. >> all right also ahead this morning, we have heard it before. be careful what you post online because it could come back to haunt you. and now one local college wants to make sure that their students have tasteful online profiles. we're going to tell you what they're doing to help their graduates get ready. >> and good morning, aisle mike masco. this is the abc2 app and again you can get this on the itunes store and the google play store. we have storm shield also and our interactive radar on this is showing a snowstorm possibly by the weekend. we'll talk about that coming up after this. >>> 6:38. thank you for joining us on this thursday morning. toyota has settled with car owners over unintended acceleration in 2009 and 2010. the automaker has agreed to pay more than a billion dollars to install new safety features to compensate owners. drivers sued the company because floor mats were getting stuck. under the agreement toy
, there will be across the board tax increase and deep spending cuts. members of the u.s. house are returning to dc on sunday for  an emergency vote. the senate they came back yesterday. the house could be in session until january 2nd the day before the new congress is sworn in. >>> 6:47. we have been swamped with the news of the fiscal cliff but locally your property values could climb over a different sort of cliff. half a million maryland home own verse not filled out an application -- homeowners have not filled out a application for a tax credit and may miss out on free money a law requires home owners to fill out a one time application to update the data base and cut down on fraud. you can only get that credit for the main home not a rental or second home. >> i've been a home owner for over 30 years so i want my money. >> everybody has gotten 2 manycations mailed to their prepes address. >> if you -- prepes address. >> so -- premise address. >> so if you forget you will lose out on the next year's credit. the law allows you to apply any time to get credit for the following year. >>> police a
. megan and charlie, over to you. >>> the u.s. supreme court hears a highly personal custody case today and this is something it rarely does. >> it could be the last chance for u.s. army sergeant to fight for his daughter in united states' courts. eris chaffin is a 5-year-old in the middle of a custody battle of two parents. it's a complicated legal fight dealing with international borders and treaties. a federal judge ruled the mother could legally take the child back to scott land. if the father can appeal decisi of the country. >> this is a case that has immediate significant long- lasting impact for every parent in america. >> it's caught the attention of two republican senators but neither would say they'll introduce legislation addressing any of the issues discussed. >>> well, a bitter battle is now playing out over a girl who was adopted and her biological father who never knew she existed. terry while he was stationed in south carolina his ex-wife was giving birth in utah. he was never told he was going to be a father or that his baby girl was being given up for adoption. >> he
that could require u.s. intervention. is the regime about to use nerve gas on its own people? we have team coverage from the region and washington. >>> also breaking overnight, arrested. the american software guru on the run for weeks after his neighbor was killed. now, in the hands of authorities. >>> an alert for parents. the government issuing a warning about a popular product, after the deaths of five newborns. >>> and rover behind the wheel? yep. teaching dogs to drive. >>> and good morning, everyone. we begin with that developing story from syria's civil war. credible, new concerns about the use of chemical weapons by syrian forces. >> syria's chemical weapons stockpile is believed to be one of the largest in the world. and there's word that regime forces might be ready to use it. we spoke with alex marquardt a short time ago, from the turkey/syria border. >> reporter: it seems that syria went through the preparation phase, loading components of the highly-toxic sarin gas. syria doesn't even acknowledge that it has chemical weapons. they've said that they would never use them against
used to stimulate the brain is offering good hope to the first few surgeries in the u.s. >> we are extremely excited about the surgery, what we hope is we can improve the patient's function for an extended period of time much longer than otherwise they would have. >> reporter: experimental medications have failed to significantly slowed the debilitating disease which affects 5.4 million americans and expected to jump to 16 million by 2050. but dr. anderson says the surgery has been extremely effective in canada where it has been performed six times on patients such as this man with early alzheimers. >> if i can't remember something, if i just pause for one, two, three, seconds. it pops in. >> reporter: here is how it works, the pacemaker surgically implanted in the chest, wires are run under the skin to the skull, then deep into the brain, to deliver an electrical a rat electrical impulses a second. >> what's exciting is our understanding of how memory works fits well with how the surgery may work. >> reporter: the device is used to fight parkinson's disease. >> although the l
. now, u.s. official tells abc news that it appears that the militants were preparing to take joseph to neighboring pakistan. that's why general john allen, the top commander in afghanistan ordered the raid himself saying quote -- today's mission xem mri fies our unwavering commitment to defeating the taliban. dan, we didn't hear about this kidnapping when it happened on friday, because coalition officials were worried. when you talk about the military in afghanistan, we sometimes forget that there are thousands of civilians in afghanistan, working as trainers, struck tors, or in this case, as a doctor, this doctor was working in a remote base, trying to set up remote medical facilities. because he wasn't part of the military, oftentimes the civilians go there and they really put their lives literally on the front line because they just don't have the support and the firepower that the american military does. >> it is extraordinary dangerous work, mohammad lila, thanks for joining us. >> thank you. >> bianna, over to you. >>> we're going to go now to a royal sighting. just two days a
online including this one posted by the u.s. olympic swim team. the force is now strong with disney. in a move that caught many by surprise, the star wars franchise creator george lucas sold his film for more than $4 billion. what's more, disney announced plans for three more star wars films. it's the superstar relation that has hollywood asking are they or aren't they? chris brown who then beat his girlfriend in 2009 said he has renewed his friendship. but are they more then just friends? >> they want to keep everyone guessing. they don't want to explain to anyone in the world. >> reporter: more turmoil for the jackson family as michael jackson's teenage daughter paris announced an twitter that her grandmother and guardian, kathleen, jackson, was missing. >> she's back home. >> reporter: michael jackson's siblings disputed it saying their mother was resting in arizona. katherine was restored as permanent guardian of michael jackson's children. whether this was a pleasure or guilty plerks audiences couldn't turn away from tlc's hit reality show "honey boo boo." rapper psy went from
to indicate that obesity and extreme obesity in u.s. children may have begun to decline. with this medical minute, i'm dr. timothy johnson. >> some improvement in terms of new precipitation coming down. still got rain if eastern sealsle county and some showers wrapping in on the back side of this thing into carroll county. i'll put maryland's most powerful radar into motion. there's cold air on the back edge. we have a mixed showers scenario where you am some of the higher snow totals, totals pushing three inches well west of baltimore. radar indicated rain, damascus. there could be snow mixing in with that. take a look at the overall setup. a winter weather advisory. the eastern set of those advisories only last through 7 p.m. we'll see if there's an extension in the higher country. you have an advisory overnight for much more winter conditions. high wind conditions will be a could be certain. tonight and tomorrow through the afternoon tomorrow winds could push 40 miles an hour. we already have early reports of power outage. weather in most throughout the day, check this out. man, not muc
. shame on him for saying here's an ultimatum. i'm angry at u.s. for something else. let's use the children as pawns. >> mcfadden should know. she studied in moscow, ran her on adoption ascreen si for 20 years and her nieces and nephews were arrested two. the fraternal twins were premature. at age 16 both now americanized but have a unique understanding of this new law in their native russia. >> they seem very upset. i don't know where i would be if i wasn't adoesn't. the kids in the orphanages don't have many more chances of a life they can love. >> reporter: or a family to be part of. it's estimated there are 750, 000, orphans in russia, many no may not know a life fulfilled. >> i'm devastated for the families but for the children. they will grow up in an orphanage and will not know the love of family. >> reporter: currently there are 46 russian children already approved to be adopted by american families. debra and other organizations are asking our state department to put pressure or beg russia to let those 46 children come to america but with president putten signing the l
to any celebree learning centers or abc2 studios. >>> this time last year u.s. military members were deployed in afghanistan. now they're spending christmas with their families. some local companies have stepped up to help. >> reporter: last year he was stationed in iraq. his wife mary was home trying to hold down the fork. >> it would take me three days to mow it. i had to do it during nap time. >> reporter: his service helps veterans maintain their lawns. >> it was nearly impossible for her to take care of the lawn, so we took care of the lawn for the summer. >> reporter: als the christmas season approached, rob's season turned to decorating houses. >> decorate their house. they liked the idea. >> this is the last thing you think about doing. you're trying to survive christmas. >> reporter: jeff didn't return from iraq until april and didn't see the decorated house. so rob decided to do the house again for free. >> i know it's from his heart. he's doing it for the veterans. he's in the spirit of giving. >>> i think it's wonderful, great. >> reporter: besides, if the christmas decor
caused the crash. >> a u.s. senator has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence. flooes idaho and was pulled over in virginia after running a red light and failing a field sobriety test. he has a court date in january. the senatorsaid he is deeply sorry for his actions. >> for the second year in the a row the ravens are the afc champions. here is scott gar sew with the story. >> after losing three straight, the ravens got their swagger back in this one. they were up 24-7 at the half for the ravens, it's back to back afc north titles and that's something they're proud of. >> -- this was the championship. you know what, back to division champs, that's huge around here. so theexpectation is to win. >> i think fun is a good way to describe this game today. thelast three weeks have been difficult for our ball club. you know, we're not used to losing like that. we stayedconfident can. we knew the things we were capable of and the thing potential we have. >> i love this team. i loveevery single guy on this team. you hear ray talk and you can understand why. this is
it it if of it if it it if it it it if it it it p p 0 it if p respect >>> nasty weather across the u.s. we're going to take you to places where people are cleaning up after mother nature delivers everything from snow to tornadoes. >>> the magic of christmas is about miracles, family and children and that's why it's so painful for people in newtown, connecticut right now. we're going to tell you how they were able to find a little bit of comfort and joy this holiday season. >>> and a big problem for some family hoss may have gathered to watch movies but they couldn't do it with netflix. we'll tell you why and who that company is blaming on this wednesday, december the 26th. good morning, maryland, i'm charley crowson. >> i'm megan pringle. thanks for joining us. hope you had a merry christmas. it's all about the blame game, isn't it, even with the weather? >> it's always someone else's fault. i'll tell you who's not going to take the blame, that guy, meteorologist mike massco. >> i thought this was exactly where it's heading, blame me on the weather. look, charley, megan, d.c., that's going to be the first to see some snow. t
take longer than anticipated because of some nasty weather out there across the southern u.s. travelers may be faced with delays and cancellations at airports. we did check bwi and it appears this morning everything will go along as planned. >>> that could change as we start to see bad weather make it to our area. not only could the rain and snow mix get in the way of flights, but it could also make traveling on the roads pretty tricky too. linda stow is out on york road this morning. linda, this could be impacting our roads today. things appear calm now, though, correct? >>reporter: we'll be fine for the morning rush, but as the day goes on things could change. things are clear on this stretch of york road in baltimore county, but we should be seeing a burst of snow around 9:00 this morning, then things will turn to rain. so as your day goes on expect your commute, any traveling you have to do on the road to get a lot more messy. it'll be like what we saw on christmas eve, about an inch of snow and then heavy rain, that means for the midday rush and into tonight's commute. things cou
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life to save someone's elses a member of the u.s. special ops team followed during a rescue mission in afghanistan. they freed a u.s. doctor abducted by the taliban and president obama praised the soldiers for their selfless service to the united states. >>> new this morning, authorities in mexico say they have found the wreckage of a plane believed to be carrying mexican american singer jenny riviera. six others including two pilots were thought to be on board. the plane took off from monterey mexico on sunday and lost contact with air traffic controllers. the 43-year-old was born and raised in long beach, california. last night her fans gathered there for a vigil. >> whatever culture you were from she inspired you as a woman. she was a strong woman and went through what a normal person no artist or star goes through. >> i am in shock and i can't believe it. you feel like it's a dream. it's like it's not happening. >> she is a superstar singer among the latino population and stars in a reality show about her life called i love jenny. >>> australian djs behind the prank call to a ho
years with at least half of them in the u.s.. as of october of last year they reported nearly 11,000 locations in the u.s. and another 6,000 around the world. china plays a big role in starbucks' expansion plans. coffee chain hopes to have 1500 stores in china by 2015. >>> we all love the smell of pizza just out of the oven. >> but do you love it enough to spray it on your neck? coming up pizza perfume. does this idea stink or is it genius? >> not really. >> all right let's talk about what's going on because we are dealing with some very cold temperatures but the 60s are in the forecast. when they come back coming up. >> everything is nice can clear here on -- ask clear here on route 95 in harford road. what traffic looks like on 695 and 83 coming up on "good morning maryland." >>> well the happiest place on earth is about to get a lot bigger. today the new fantasyland opens in orlando. it features new villages like the be our guest restaurant. the addition will cost $425 million. it will be doubling the sides of that portion of the magic kingdom. disney says it's the largest exp
disappeared. and just this year, 4.5 million square miles melted away, an area the size of the u.s. and mexico, combined. >> melting is a big concern, because that moving water that's currently thawed into the ice, moving it into the ocean. if that continues, that's going to have an impact on people that live in coastal regions. >> reporter: sea levels rising means even more after a storm like sandy. and we learned today that the white house is requesting $50 billion to cover the damage from that epic storm but the states involved say that isn't going to be enough. >> these bulletins just keep coming. >> reporter: right. and they keep finding these reports and records. they will. we started records in 1979 in sea ice melt. they will keep changing. and the man i talked to, he anticipates more. >> thank you so much, ginger. >>> now, we turn to the news that a lot of ordinary americans have been put on notice, as we approach that fiscal cliff, just 27 days away. people already having trouble finding a job are receiving a letter of warning about something to happen to them if congress can't make a
headline out of syria. >> new concerns as the u.s. may have to intervene in the bloody civil war in that country. this morning, we're learning that syrian dictator, bashar al assad's forces have done in recent days that's alarmed u.s. officials and prompted a stern warning from president obama. and abc's martha raddatz is here with the details this morning. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, josh. this morning, a u.s. official is confirming that over the weekend, the syrian military loaded elements of the deadly nerve gas, sarin, on to bombs on or near syrian airfields. there's 40 chemical weapons sites like this one. one drop of sarin can kill you within minutes. the theory is that the sarin bombs could be put on syrian warplanes to use against the opposition forces. there's no way to know for certain if that was the plan. but president obama was so concerned, he issued that strong warning on monday. and since then, there has been no activity at those airfields. and the syrian government insists it will not use chemical weapons. but that does not mean this threat h
, the goal was to bring back an american hostage alive. it was a bold and dangerous mission. u.s. and afghan special forces including members of the navy's elite sooel team six, raiding a taliban camp saturday night to rescue this man, dilip joseph, an american doctor taken hostage while working for a relief agency. >> difficult terrain, big mountai mountains, very, very dark. lots of training on hostage rescues. until you get in there and do it, you don't know what you're going to find. >> reporter: they moved in by helicopter in darkness. when it bake clear dr. joseph was in imminent danger or may be moved to pakistan. they had been tracking the american, following his captors to the mountains of eastern afghanistan, where they had hidden him among some small huts. a firefight broke out. several of captors were killed. dr. joseph was one of three aid workers from morning star development captured by militants on wednesday, as they returned from a rural medical clin clinic. two of the workers, believed to be locals, were released saturday. the team felt they could not wait any longer to get
the house is ready to act on anything past in the u.s. senate. boehner called house members back for an emergency vote sunday. but with the two sides at an impasse, over tax increases the vote will likely be ceremony and coming up this morning at 5:30, we are going to look at newunless released from towson --numbers released from towson to let you know how it will affect you. some numbers are alarming and we have stories posted at abc2news.com and go there for more on the congressional debate and its possible impact. >> thanks. >>> there is one way to save money if congress doesn't resolve the fiscal cliff. fill out the application for the homestead tax credit a half million maryland home own verse not filled out -- homeowners have not filled out the form. yo no -- you no longer get the credit automatically. you have to fill out the application to cut out the fraud. >> we have been a homeowner for 30 years so i wantmy money. >> everybody has 2 amcation --applications mailed to their home. >> you must have be application post marched by december 31st. go to our website for more in
man. [ male announcer ] returns are easy with free pickup from the u.s. postal service. we'll even drop off boxes if you need them. visit usps.com pay, print, and have it picked up for free. any time of year. ♪ nice sweater. thank you. ♪ >>> "nightline" continues from new york city with terry moran. >>> as all you fans of "indiana jones" can attest, the biblical relic known as the ark of the covenant has been the obsession of fortune seekers and worshippers alike since the days of moses. the holy artifact said to hold the original ten commandments. but there's no consensus as to where it might be or even if it exists. the mystery has inspired a centuries long treasure hunt and christiane amanpour takes us in search of the lost ark. >> reporter: whispers from the past hang in the air of modern day jerusalem. yet no matter how hard you listen, the truth behind so many of these biblical stories that took place here remain so captivatively elusive. in part, because so many answers may be buried underneath what today is a living, breathing city. this woman is a biblical scholar and
taxpayers to know the u.s. treasury made a multibillion dollar profit on giving that loan. the thank you mesh ad campaign claims the government has more than $20 billion in the deal. >>> a westminster mans dead after a car crashed at carroll hospital center. it happened just after 8:00. >> reporter: tire tracks cut through the grass in front of the sleep center at carroll hospital center showinged unexpected path a driver took this morning. >> we had a vehicle enter the hospital grounds, lose control, go across the lawn and strike part of our building. >> reporter: turns out the driver of that vehicle had a medical emergency while he was behind the wheel. the carroll county sheriff's office said 78-year-old thomas skipper, jr. jumped the curve and ran over a tree before crashing into an office window. >> there was someone siting in that area. luckily, he were not injured. >> reporter: that window is now covered with a tarp closed up so the facility can continue operating. skipper was taken steps away to the emergency room but doctors could not revive him. westminster, joce sterman, abc2
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